Craftsman Concrete Floors
Sealed Concrete floors
Concrete sealers are products applied to concrete floors for the primary purpose of increasing a floors resistance to stains. The type of concrete sealers used in residential flooring are referred to as ‘film-forming,’ meaning that there is a layer on top of your floor that both protects your floor and enhances its appearance. There are three main categories of concrete sealers: acrylic, polyurethane, and epoxy. Sealers are chosen based on the application and desired appearance.
BENEFITS OF SEALED CONCRETE
High Gloss Finish
Very High Stain and Chemical Resistance
Fast Install Time
Sealed Concrete Versus Polished Concrete
Another way concrete sealers are commonly used is to mimic the appearance of polished concrete floors at a lower price. This technique is used by unscrupulous home builders or flippers, and can leave a new home owner with a floor repair nightmare. While the appearance of a sealed floor can be somewhat similar to polished concrete, concrete must be properly prepared before sealing. Floors that have not been prepped are susceptible to premature failure.